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Mars' oceans formed early, possibly aided by massive volcanic eruptions


March 19, 2018

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A new theory about how oceans and volcanoes interacted during the early history of Mars supports the idea that liquid water was once abundant and may still exist underground. University of California, Berkeley, geophysicists propose that the oceans originated several hundred million years earlier than thought, as the volcanic province Tharsis formed, and that greenhouse gases enabled the oceans.Full Story

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